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GeoGeeks Fraser Valley Group

The GeoGeeks Fraser Valley Group is for those interested in spatial related things and for those who are interested in sharing that passion with others through spatial technology.

There is so much that cab be learned and shared from one another: open data, open street mapping, open source software, new technology and techniques, and more. So if you are in the Fraser Valley area then you should get together, network and support one other!

CloverPoint introduces LINE OF SIGHT

CloverPoint has been a leader in spatial software development and IT consulting since 1992. As a development specialist, they have both developed new web-based technology, including the Insight Asset Management Suite, and implemented GIS based solutions to solve their client’s challenges.

This year looks to be very promising for CloverPoint, with their first major release of 2012, they have added a new edition to their already popular Insight product – ‘Line of Sight’!

GeoAlberta – Ga3 – Geospatial: anywhere, anytime for anyone!

The 10th GeoAlberta Conference on May 7-9, 2012 will be titled “Geospatial – anywhere, anytime for anyone” to reflect the changes in how Geospatial Information is used and how it is available all the time. It is expected that close to 450 professionals will come together in Calgary this May to discuss Geospatial Information, celebrate and explore new opportunites.

Comparison of top Free Online Map Sites (part 3)

Online web mapping for most people is still a relatively new concept; however it has actually been around now for many years now, long enough that a good majority of us now take it for granted. And like many other great products from our modern society there are always various versions or brands that tend to shine and become more popular than the others.

This part 3 of the feature – Comparison of Free Online Map Sites ‘Bing Maps vs Google Maps’ that takes a closer look at the Major Differences/Pros and Cons of both Google & Microsoft’s web mapping services

Comparison of top Free Online Map Sites (part 2)

Online web mapping for most people is still a relatively new concept; however it has actually been around now for many years now, long enough that a good majority of us now take it for granted. And like many other great products from our modern society there are always various versions or brands that tend to shine and become more popular than the others.

This part 2 of the feature – Comparison of Free Online Map Sites ‘Bing Maps vs Google Maps’ that takes a closer look at Microsoft’s web mapping service provided as a part of their Bing suite of search engines and powered by the Bing Maps for Enterprise framework.

Simon Fraser University Bachelor of Science GIS

SFU offrs a Certificate in Spatial Information Systems (SIS) program comprised of nine undergraduate level courses and also a Bachelor of Science in GIS program. The SFU state of the art geography facility has allowed students to adapt to the growing industry and are exceptionally well qualified to contribute to a rapidly growing industry.

GIS jobs in Newfoundland

The largest city of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula is St. John’s. It is also the most populous Metropolitan Area of the province, and also the second largest in the Atlantic Provinces (only smaller then Halifax).

Thanks to many recently discovered oil and gas fields, the province has changed from a “Have Not” one to one that supports others thanks to an economic boom that has spurred population growth and commercial development. Geomatics is one of many industries that has been able to benefit from the economic boom and you can often find many GIS jobs offered in and around the St. John’s area.

British Columbia Court Services Locator Map

DataBC and the Ministry of Justice have joined forces to provide an online mapping application to help the people of British Columbia be able to spatially locate where the various court facilities in British Columbia are located.

The interactive mapping tool based on the Google Maps platform uses data from uses data from DataBC and Ministry of Justice (Court Services Branch) to provide people with a new way of accessing location information for courts in British Columbia.Thier interactive mapping tool offers various search abilities and provides the locations of courts in the map window that when clicked, prodding basic information and links to the respective web pages for that facility with more adequate information.

Free Data Sets for the City of Toronto

The City of Toronto has recently celebrated two years of online Open Data service and they have full intention on continuing to build on that success, by stating that they intend to add more data layers and will further develop their site.

Data sets are provided in various standard downloadable file formats such as XLS, CSV, DGN & SHP. All data set contains basic meta info associated with them such as who created the data, date, format, projection, attributes, contact info etc. The bottom line here is the City of Toronto has granted the GIS community a royalty free, non exclusive licence to use, modify, and distribute any of their data sets that they continue to make available via their data catalogue.

Free Data Sets for the City of Edmonton & ESRI online mapping tools

The City of Edmonton has been providing an online Open Data service to help make municipal information more accessible since 2009. They feel that through collaboration and innovation that they have become a leader in Open Government by using the latest technology to increase access to their information.

One difference that Edmonton has from the other cities is that they provide the ability to visualize the data sets unsing online ESRI web mapping technology. This way allows users to better unserdtand what the data sets they are downloading consists of.